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Clint Eastwood: "I am Certainly Not Affiliated with Mr. Obama'
FoxNation.com ^ | Feb 6 | Staff

Posted on 02/06/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by JesseWatters

Following the fall out over the controversial Chrysler Super Bowl halftime ad, Clinton Eastwood spoke exclusively with O’Reilly Factor producer Ron Mitchell…"I just want to say that the spin stops with you guys, and there is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain. l am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message about just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; chrysler; eastwood; superbowlads
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1 posted on 02/06/2012 1:50:31 PM PST by JesseWatters
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To: JesseWatters
Chrysler's new sales pitch:
Even if you don't buy one,
We still get your cash.

2 posted on 02/06/2012 1:53:42 PM PST by Haiku Guy (As soon as Romney / Is not "inevitable" / He drops like a stone)
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To: JesseWatters

What the patriotic message of this cynical ad had to do with Chrysler’s clunkers escapes me!


3 posted on 02/06/2012 1:56:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JesseWatters

Yeah sure!


4 posted on 02/06/2012 1:58:11 PM PST by pallis
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To: JesseWatters

American spirit?

Isn’t chrysler now an Italian owned product?


5 posted on 02/06/2012 1:58:11 PM PST by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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To: JesseWatters

I was bored with that commercial. Two seconds into it, I left the room.


6 posted on 02/06/2012 1:59:01 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: JesseWatters

Clint = Obama stooge


7 posted on 02/06/2012 2:01:35 PM PST by y6162
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To: JesseWatters
Ironic that FORD (who took NO TARP) Gran Torino star Clint is the Chrysler pitch man.

Okay Clint, prove that you have no 0bama connection - endorse and campaign with Newt!

8 posted on 02/06/2012 2:02:06 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: JesseWatters

It was a great ad..


9 posted on 02/06/2012 2:02:09 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: JesseWatters
... and there is no spin in that ad.

Bullcrap Mr. Eastwood, you old fool!

Detroit ‘Comeback' Ad Filmed in New Orleans, L.A.

10 posted on 02/06/2012 2:03:00 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: JesseWatters

Clint had better start looking around for some American Products I might purchase.

GM and Chrysler are NOT in that set. They managed to screw up good reputations and then had the audacity to screw their stockholders and then we taxpayers.

They can shove their iron up their collective Obamas.

I’ll take Fords, thank you very much.


11 posted on 02/06/2012 2:03:30 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: JesseWatters
Chrysler to their credit didn’t even have cars in the ad. No it wasn't a full shot of the car but it was a black Challenger with 2 red stripes on the hood.
12 posted on 02/06/2012 2:03:55 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Riodacat

Too bad it wasn’t filmed in “Comeback” Detroit.


13 posted on 02/06/2012 2:05:27 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: y6162

He called him Mister. LOL. Not even President, or your highness. Funny. Sounded like Chuck was on the wrong side of other people’s money on this one.


14 posted on 02/06/2012 2:05:39 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: JesseWatters

Well, if you have to explain it, the ad wasn’t very good....


15 posted on 02/06/2012 2:06:33 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Riodacat

“Political” was not a word I would have used after seeing part of it. It wasn’t until the fall out this morning about the Obama camp’s comments that I even saw such a connection.


16 posted on 02/06/2012 2:11:41 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: JesseWatters

Too many people just trying to read too much into it.


17 posted on 02/06/2012 2:15:00 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: JesseWatters

Liar!


18 posted on 02/06/2012 2:16:34 PM PST by IbJensen (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: JesseWatters
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/karl-rove-offended-by-clint-eastwoods-chrysler-ad/2012/02/06/gIQAYt3HuQ_blog.html
19 posted on 02/06/2012 2:27:07 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: TexasCajun

That’s amazing.

“Asked whether any part of the ad was filmed in Detroit, Gutierrez said that previously taken footage from various parts of the Motor City was used. No image of Detroit was shot for the specific use in this ad.”

The entire ad was spin, because they didn’t film in Detroit.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 2:28:44 PM PST by kidd
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To: JesseWatters; Haiku Guy; Revolting cat!; pallis; freds6girlies; dragonblustar; y6162; ...
Too many people just trying to read too much into it.

Agreed. This ad is the kind of message that Americans used to rally behind. Now it truly is divisive, used by pols to score points.

If Obama, or even Bush got up on the firetruck again with a bullhorn, there'd be a bunch of catcalls.

We've just got not a whole lot of obvious things to be proud of anymore.

There is really quite a bit more than the rest of the world, but the whole world is in a Carter-type malaise right now, and America's down there with them.

It was "Morning in America" back then because we wanted to get up and go fight another day. Now lot's of people don't want to get back out there at all after halftime. To be fair, it's the first time I saw an American football game so "nuanced" that the Giants tried to NOT get a touchdown for some strategic thing and the "Patriots" -let- the other team score a touchdown so they'd get more free time to try to score.

I don't think Mean Joe Green or the guys back in the day would have understood "let them score so we have a chance to win." Such is the metaphor for our time?

21 posted on 02/06/2012 2:28:52 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: JesseWatters

What jumped out at me from the spot was Mr. Eastwood’s statement that we are in halftime, and the second half is about to begin. To me, that alluded to Obama’s second term—as if America should give him one. I know that may not at all be the intention of the writers (don’t know), but that’s the first thing I thought on viewing that ad.


22 posted on 02/06/2012 2:29:22 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: JesseWatters

The Democrats all seem to think it was a pro-Republican, 9/11-fetishizing, anti-Obama screed. So I guess Clint managed to piss off everybody. :)


23 posted on 02/06/2012 2:33:17 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: y6162

sure sounded to me like he drank the koolaid


24 posted on 02/06/2012 2:33:31 PM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: sam_paine
To be fair, it's the first time I saw an American football game so "nuanced" that the Giants tried to NOT get a touchdown for some strategic thing and the "Patriots" -let- the other team score a touchdown so they'd get more free time to try to score.

Really?
25 posted on 02/06/2012 2:34:17 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: Revolting cat!

I certainly will never help FiatChrysler roar their engines.


26 posted on 02/06/2012 2:34:29 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: MarkeyD
Too many people just trying to read too much into it.

That's my take too. Our current ultrapolarized hyper-political climate makes everything subject to extreme scrutiny. I'm gonna take Mr. Eastwood at his word. Then again, he used the word "is" which could be construed as a subtle reference to the Clinton administration.
27 posted on 02/06/2012 2:35:05 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: MarkeyD

The ad was in defense of the bailout and the reelection of Obama, i.e., the second half. The message wasn’t that subtle. It was pure propaganda from Government Motors.


28 posted on 02/06/2012 2:35:05 PM PST by kabar
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To: Riodacat

The ad was emotionally appealing, but Detroit’s not coming back. Go look at it. Check out the people—no jobs, no education, no ambition.


29 posted on 02/06/2012 2:38:39 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: kabar

Sometimes a banana is just a banana, Anna.


30 posted on 02/06/2012 2:39:11 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: JesseWatters
On one hand we have a stupid commercial that was aired during a game,

and on the other hand we have the Perpetually Offended.

For the life of me I cannot understand people and their desire to throw hissy fits over every thing.

31 posted on 02/06/2012 2:40:49 PM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: sam_paine
It's called strategery.
32 posted on 02/06/2012 2:40:54 PM PST by moehoward
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To: sam_paine
You know, ordinarily I would agree with you and I was initially inspired by the commercial seeing it live.

Afterwards, reading the various commentaries, I get the point being made. This is the logical mess that is created by the Government going so far beyond the bounds of the Constitution - State-owned businesses for goodness sake!

If your company technically has used tax $$ to pay for an ad like that, you're gonna take the heat. Americans didn't use to pay for corporate advertising with their own tax $$.

33 posted on 02/06/2012 2:41:40 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: sam_paine

blah blah blah... you know almost as little about football as politics.

a) The Kenyan lizard uses unwitting right wingers as props to support his policies. In this case the bailout of the UAW.

b) Running out the clock to prevent the opponent from scoring is a winning strategy. Unfortunately Bradshaw realized too late the Pats were going to let him score. He should have sat down and let the clock run out.


34 posted on 02/06/2012 2:41:54 PM PST by y6162
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To: SpaceBar
I knew that the ad was political propganda the minute I saw it. I didn't need anyone to interpret it for me. It was patently obvious.

From Politico: Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad made Obama's day, blogs say

In the two-minute spot narrated by Eastwood, some commentators noted the actor seemed to suggest that President Barack Obama was only half-way through his tenure at the White House.

“It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half,” Eastwood said. “It’s halftime in America, too. … Detroit’s showing us it can be done. …This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. … Yeah, it’s halftime America. And, our second half is about to begin.”

“That Clint Eastwood Chrysler ad was essentially a reelect Obama commercial,” read a post on Democratic Underground featuring the video. The only extra commentary read: “Without overtly saying it.”

The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Examiner also drew the conclusion that the Chrysler ad shined a favorable light on Obama’s first-term accomplishments.

“Isn’t this the exact same pitch Obama made at the State of the Union two weeks ago? Times were tough when I came into office,” Carroll said. “Times were tough when I came into office. But we acted like a team and bailed each other out. Now we need to come together as a team again and give me a second term.”

“The gritty two-minute spot featured actor/director Clint Eastwood, whose politics usually put him on the Republican side of the aisle,” Hollywood Reporter’s Tina Daunt wrote. “The Obama reelection campaign couldn’t buy a better endorsement.”

And so far, there seems to be no complaining as far as the Obama team is concerned: campaign adviser David Axelrod hailed the commercial a “powerful spot” on Twitter Sunday night, while White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer wrote, “Saving the America Auto Industry: Something Eminem and Clint Eastwood can agree on.”

35 posted on 02/06/2012 2:43:34 PM PST by kabar
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To: JesseWatters

Methinks Eastwood was duped. He’s on the record of being anti bailout and he’s no fan of Obama. Just a thought.


36 posted on 02/06/2012 2:44:06 PM PST by WilliamEaton
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To: MarkeyD

And this was blatant political propaganda on behalf of Obama.


37 posted on 02/06/2012 2:46:35 PM PST by kabar
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To: Riodacat

I agree!

Sometimes folks can be so cynical and picky.


38 posted on 02/06/2012 2:48:13 PM PST by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution. (ALWAYS FAITHFUL!))
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To: Da Coyote

Just bought my third Ford Escort, now known as the 2012 Ford Fiesta.

It was less expensive in real US dollars than my first Escort, bought in 1988, but technologically far superior.

Bought the car in part with the proceeds of the sale of Ford common stock that I had bought when Ford was on the ropes a few years back...it had doubled in price, and Ford had NOT taken the Federal Danegeld!

I love Ford and will buy nothing but. Inside of every Ford person is a
FReeper trying to get out. My advice is to go to Bill Currie Ford in Tampa, as I did, and ask for Ms. Barbara Stout. She, and that dealership, are the best in the world, as is Ford.


39 posted on 02/06/2012 2:51:45 PM PST by caddie (Herman is very much like Ronald Reagan, except Herman never co-starred with primates.)
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To: WXRGina

“What jumped out at me from the spot was Mr. Eastwood’s statement that we are in halftime, and the second half is about to begin. To me, that alluded to Obama’s second term—as if America should give him one. I know that may not at all be the intention of the writers (don’t know), but that’s the first thing I thought on viewing that ad.”

And what happens at half time? The team winning keeps that formula, while the losing team makes adjustments. America is losing, and we need to make adjustments. The first one being repalce Willie Beaman(sp). That is what I took from it.


40 posted on 02/06/2012 2:52:36 PM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: MarkeyD

Yes, it was a statement hoiw America as a whole is behind and it is halftime..and we will win! Not in the ad, which is fine..is we will win as soon as we get a conservative majority and President! Asap!


41 posted on 02/06/2012 2:52:36 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: TexasCajun

When I first saw the title Detroit “Comeback” Ad, etc. I thought someone didn’t know how to abbreviate Louisiana.


42 posted on 02/06/2012 2:56:16 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Okay Clint, prove that you have no 0bama connection

Endorsements

Damn, it's tough being a celebrity and claiming to be a conservative these days. They're almost required to offer up a child for sacrifice just to prove it......Is that the proof you want Servant?

43 posted on 02/06/2012 2:58:41 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: JesseWatters

I don’t know whether or not he realized what the ad was about or not. It might just have sounded like a good opportunity to make some money and appear on a show with huge numbers of viewers.

But it was a stupid thing to do. Most of Clint Eastwood’s movies—the early ones, at any rate—appeal to conservative audiences. Why would he risk offending that constituency?


44 posted on 02/06/2012 3:00:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Bruinator

You make adjustments at halftime, you don’t change the team or the coach at halftime. America (Detriot) is one of the teams and I guess the rest of the world, our competitors, is the other one. Four more years for Coach Obama.


45 posted on 02/06/2012 3:01:40 PM PST by kabar
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To: Servant of the Cross
Ironic that FORD (who took NO TARP) Gran Torino star Clint is the Chrysler pitch man.

Only if you live your entire life looking at the world thru a political microscope......some would consider that politically anal-retentive and just plain weird. Get yourself a hobby and start enjoying life........

46 posted on 02/06/2012 3:04:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: kabar

I don’t consider obamamama as the coach. He is just a player in this game. His coach is unseen and unheard. Its the Manchurian Coach if you will.


47 posted on 02/06/2012 3:05:36 PM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: JesseWatters

Hey Clint!

Grand Torino was a FORD!
Why didn’t you do the ad for a NON-BAILOUT company?!?!?!


48 posted on 02/06/2012 3:07:16 PM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: July4; woofie
You guys probably forgot what you should have learned in you introductory marketing class in your MBA program.
Advertising is about creating awareness and attitude.
The fact that everyone is talking about the ad today mans that awareness gets a checkmark and an A+.
Those who hate the domestic cars, Chrysler, bailouts or the current administration aren't going to change their attitude.
But for those who are indifferent to any or all those factors or are positively inclined, then this ad will have a positive impact on their attitude - again, this ad gets a checkmark and an A+.
So, for what it is intended to do, this was a brilliant ad.
49 posted on 02/06/2012 3:07:27 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: kidd

Well, maybe Detroit is too dangerous for film crews now, seeing as how it’s apocolyptic.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 3:10:23 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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